October 26, 2014



9:00 AM meeting for worship (unprogrammed): care of meeting, Mary Logue

10:20 AM a report from the six Meeting people who went to September’s climate march in DC: Terry, Nancy, Ranae, Stephen, Mary, and Pat

11:15 AM meeting for worship (semi-programmed): Kate Coon, speaker; Nancy Lichtenstein, musician; care of meeting, Dave Bostrom

There will be a brief time for fare-thee-wells to the Tyldesleys from 10:00-10:20 this morning. Roger has recently retired and he and Doris are moving back to Arizona. Roger and Doris have children and grandchildren in that area.


Next Sunday, November 2nd, we turn our clocks back one hour. Take advantage of that extra hour of sleep -or the extra hour of play Saturday night- and don’t forget!

Next week, all are welcome to the monthly Sunday potluck lunch. To regulars, please bring plenty of food so there will be ample to accommodate visitors and those at the end of the line. Also, please prominently label your pot-luck item/s – eg. vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, with meat – and list the ingredients so everyone can easily participate.

Next Sunday at 10:15: Neal Hagberg on his faith and his music.

The Quaker reading group, created as a memorial to George and Elizabeth Watson, has chosen to read and discuss the October 2014 issue of Friends Journal, “Experiences of Friends of Color”. Some of the articles are available online: friendsjournal.org . See Pat Jones to borrow a paper copy. The next meeting will be Wed, Nov. 19th, 7:00.

Offering boxes are located on small tables near the meetingroom doors. Please give as you are able. To meet our budget obligations, contributions need to average $2171 per week. Through the first half of our fiscal year, (Apr-Sept) donations have averaged $1150. Thank you, Friends, for your generous support of the Meeting in all manner of ways.


Lectio Divina (Divine Reading): Some people call it worship sharing; others call it lectio divina. Come join in open-hearted study of quotes from early Friends, noon – 12:30, Wed, Oct 29, Kenwood Isles. Light lunch to follow. For more, phone Steve or Mary.

Come “Finding Strength and Hope as we Transition to a more Just and Sustainable World,” 9:30 – 4:00 here at Minneapolis Friends Meeting – this coming Sat, Nov. 1. For more, google Quakers in Transition and Friends in Unity With Nature.

Peterson Toscano, a Quaker performance artist and Biblical scholar will offer Climate Change: What’s Faith Got To Do With It?, an interactive workshop, on Wed, Oct. 29th, 7 PM, at All God’s Children Metropolitan Community Church, 3100 Park Ave S, Mpls. Hear success stories and best practices from other communities; discover roles your faith community can take on; and reflect on our role in this new world.

ALSO – Peterson Toscano will present Transfigurations: Transgressing Gender in the Bible, Sun, Nov 2nd at 7:00pm, Living Table United Church of Christ, 3805 – 40th Str E, Mpls. Stories of transgender and gender-variant people from the Hebrew and Christian scriptures. Hilarious and moving, Toscano’s show deepens well-known (and lesser-known) Bible stories through an array of characters. Buy tickets at brownpapertickets.com/event/888067 or email: tickets(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)tctwentypercent.org to reserve and pay at the door. SPACE IS LIMITED!

Old Friends will meet at Twin Cities Friends Meeting on Mon, Nov 3rd at noon for a potluck with a program following: Dennis Kane, retired CIA agent and St. Olaf professor will speak about World War II espionage. For more information contact Bob Kirk at rskirk(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)usfamily.net

“Whitewashed: Unmasking the World of Whiteness” will be shown Sat, Nov 8th, 1:00-4:00 pm, at the American Friends Service Committee’s office, 1671 Summit Ave, St. Paul. Feeling overwhelmed by the news of police brutality and racial disparities in our society? Don’t know how to help or what to do? Come for a heartfelt discussion after the short film.

Save the Date: Friends for a NonViolent World Holiday Fair, Fri, Dec 5th, 1-9 and Sat, Dec 6th, 10-4! Please come – and invite family, friends, neighbors, strangers on the street to this yearly, major, festive, affair! The Holiday Fair is an annual event, created as an FNVW fundraiser which has become much more – a special holiday gathering place for Twin Cities Quakers and FNVW constituents. It is a time for Quakers connect with Friends throughout the area AND it remains the major fundraiser for FNVW.

Great vendors, scrumptious meals, and wonderful live music. FNVW receives 100% profit on all donated books, crafts, and Values Board items. Think creatively about what you can contribute!

CRAFTS: Food items tend to sell well, but sew, knit, or paint to your heart’s content! No plants, please.

BOOKS: The Book Loft sells used books in good shape. Call the FNVW office, 651-917-0383, for dropoff times and places.

VALUES BOARD: Donate or solicit gift certificates from stores, restaurants, or theaters you patronize. One quick trip and FNVW gets 100% of the selling price! Call Nancy Helfrich, 612-386-6892, for details.

All Fair proceeds support the work and special programs of FNVW, now in its 39th year as a Quaker-inspired organization committed to nonviolence, equality, integrity, and community in our world.

There’s a Quaker channel on You Tube! Quaker Speak is a project developed by Friends Journal, Friends General Conference, Quaker Volunteer Service and Quaker, Jon Watts. Some of the subjects covered are: worship – speaking, waiting, and the gathered meeting, Quaker beginnings, faithfulness, activism, racism, and silence, among others. Check it out! http://quakerspeak.com/


Beyond Diversity: Challenging Racism in an age of Backlash will be offered by Tim Wise, author of White Like Me, at North Hennepin Community College on Monday, Nov 3rd from 12-1 with a two hour training following from 2-4. Cost is $15. To register and for more: www.nhcc.edu/about-nhcc/foundation-alumni/foundation-events

MN election voting has begun! You need no “reason” to vote early. Voting early can free citizens for service on election day.

Pat Jones will be in the office Wednesday from 2:00-5:00 and other times Wed, Thurs, Fri. and Sat.
Carolyn VandenDolder, the Administrative Assistant, will be in Wed. afternoon and Fri. morning. Bulletin deadline, noon Thur. Bulletin items can be phoned in to the office, emailed or written and put in the bulletin file of the blue box.

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